Andrew Distribution Selects Ryder for Truck Leasing and Maintenance

  Andrew Distribution Selects Ryder for Truck Leasing and Maintenance

Business Wire

MIAMI -- March 25, 2013

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply
chain management solutions, announced it has been selected by Illinois-based
Andrew Distribution, Inc., a leading regional provider of transportation and
distribution services for publishers, to provide 18 new straight trucks under
a Full Service Lease agreement. With a Full Service Lease, Ryder acquires
vehicles according to the customer’s specifications, provides financing,
maintenance and fleet support services, and then manages vehicle disposal. The
trucks will be used to support Andrew’s distribution and delivery operations
for a major daily newspaper in the Milwaukee, WI market. This is the first
time Andrew Distribution has leased a portion of its fleet.

An Andrew Distribution straight truck leased from Ryder (Photo: Business Wire)

An Andrew Distribution straight truck leased from Ryder (Photo: Business Wire)

“In the newspaper industry, on-time deliveries are absolutely critical,” said
Andrew Malek, Vice President, Andrew Distribution. “Our business depends on
having a fleet of well-maintained vehicles to ensure our customers get their
deliveries when and where they need them.”

Andrew Distribution has been renting trucks from Ryder during the past four
years to supplement its existing private fleet of more than 80 vehicles. When
the company quickly needed to expand its fleet with 18 additional trucks to
support a new customer account, it decided to lease the vehicles from Ryder.

“Working with Ryder, we were able to quickly acquire the specific trucks we
needed without having to make an ownership investment,” continued Mr. Malek.
“Ryder’s maintenance program prevents breakdowns and keeps our vehicles on the
road, which means better service and lower costs. Our promise to our customers
is to offer the most reliable service possible at a reasonable rate. Leasing
trucks from Ryder helps us to deliver on this promise.”

Andrew Distribution is currently responsible for the sorting, distribution,
and monetary collections of over 1,700 magazine titles, newspapers, and books
in IL, OH, WI, MN, KY, MS, IA, IN, and MI including over 900 Chicago-area
locations, serviced daily, year round including holidays. The company
currently employs over 100 employees and runs its fleet on a daily basis.
Andrew’s Chicago distribution facility spans over 20,000 square feet.

“The increased complexity of commercial vehicle technology and maintenance
requirements, new regulatory safety and emissions standards, and tighter
capital availability, all make managing a fleet more costly and challenging
than ever,” said Dennis Cooke, President, Global Fleet Management Solutions
for Ryder. “When companies like Andrew Distribution chose Ryder to manage
their fleets and address these challenges, they can focus on driving what
matters to them – managing their core businesses and servicing their

                                 About Ryder

Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain
management solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow
Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Inbound
Logistics magazine has recognized Ryder as a top third party logistics
provider and green supply chain partner. Ryder has also been ranked three
years in a row as one of the top 250 U.S. companies in the Newsweek Green
Rankings. In addition, Security Magazine has named Ryder one of the top
companies for security practices in the transportation, logistics, supply
chain, and warehousing sector. Ryder is a proud member of the American Red
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Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information
included in this news release are "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations and
are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these
forward-looking statements should be evaluated with consideration given to the
many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements including those
risks set forth in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for
management to predict all such risk factors or to assess the impact of such
risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events, or otherwise.

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